1.Roots: You can take an Indian out of India but cannot take India out of heart. It is so true. A person, born in the USA with parent migrating from the UK to the USA and with grandparents from Kenya to the UK, takes pride in Indian roots. Supporting financially to parents, brothers and sisters living in India, is still common. Most NRIs visit India as often as possible to meet family, friends, tourism and some visit for extended period to take care of ailing parents.
4.Outdoor, Fitness and Sports: Let us stay active and say goodbye to lethargic life style. NRIs are active outdoor and make the best use of parks, lakes and financial resources to stay active and fit. Walking, jogging, cycling, and exercising at gym is a regular habit for us.
5.Balance: No more ‘All Work No Play’. Balanced life is the key and most NRIs follow it. Besides spending quality time with kids, traveling and sports, pursuing hobbies is common. Of course we love to party and don’t need a reason for that. A lot NRIs support various causes and spend time for betterment of society.
6.Education: For last three years, an NRI won National Spelling Bee championship. Traditionally NRIs have focused on schooling. Having said that, most NRIs view education more than Math, English and Science. Private lessons for music, karate, dance, swimming, sports or any specific interest of child are widespread.
7.Culture: Maintaining culture and values is extremely important for NRIs. Indian culture, values, language, religion, customs and traditions are integrated into life style. Around the year, just like in India, NRIs celebrate Indian festivals with the same zeal and enthusiasm albeit the style may be different. Sometimes it seems exposure to Indian culture is more in the USA as compared to India.